"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|3 years 46 weeks ago||What a ride!||
I've been reading some of the comments on the different news sites and I have a hard time stomaching some of them.
What a way to go Guys!
I'm so sick of games that pile point after point up with no one playing on the defensive side of the ball. This game reminded me of Bo's type of game, grind it out, and gut it out.
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Just one more||
Reason to hate the SEC and it's Coaches
There is no excuse for this
Makes me sorry I live in Tenn
|3 years 47 weeks ago||Outstanding!!!!||
|3 years 48 weeks ago||We won 10 because of an||
We won 10 because of an improvement in RR's worst areas, special teams and defense
I am hard pressed to see RR win 7 this year had he stayed
as I said earlier my whole problem with this is, RR's attitude that his offense could rack up enough points to make a defense unimportant
Ohio state would have run the score up on us again as we failed to stop them
Our D line has always had the tallent, they lacked coaching
Blame RR's coordinators all you want but ultimately the head coach has to be responsible
|3 years 48 weeks ago||My bad for the capitals in||
My bad for the capitals in the wrong place
As for moving on my point was no matter how bad it was behind the scenes there are enough things RR was directly responsible for
We can judge him on those points alone and then move on
|3 years 48 weeks ago||I believe the average fan is||
I believe the average fan is ready to move on
Personally, my problem with all of this is still RR himself
Even if, and that’s a huge if, everything he claims was exactly the way he claims it
RR still failed the Fans
He was at the helm when the sanctions were passed
Even that doesn't bother me as much as his on the field mistakes
There is no excuse for his record
There is no excuse for his failure to coach a defense
There is no excuse for his failure to coach and recruit special teams
And lastly the thing that bothers me the most is his arrogance
He honestly still believes that an offense can score so many points a defense is unimportant
And to claim He could have won 10 games with this team is the Icing on the cake
|4 years 8 weeks ago||AP has us at||
AP has us at 12
A little high but The coaching and the rapid improvement have earned a lot of it
I think teams are a bit afraid to play us at this point. They just dont know quite how to prepare for an offense that is wisely coached and has an innovative coordinator
The defense has shown an ability to improve each weak and make adjustments at game time.
I would hate to have t o devise a game plan against us
|4 years 8 weeks ago||I just can't agree with your||
I just can't agree with your assessment that Rich Rod "simply underachieved". Rich Rod was guilty of thinking his offense could outscore anyone and simply did not put enough emphasis on Defense or special teams. This was his fatal flaw here at Michigan.
This is a huge misjudgement on the part of any head coach
One of the reasons todays defense has done so much better is the coaching. We may be smaller and weaker than some teams but so far no one can say we have been out coached. Hoke hired some real top notch coordinators and it shows. They have shown an ability to make changes and devise a game plan better than any coaches we have had in a long time.
Hoke's personality and ability to relate to our young players adds the icing on the cake. Great coaching mixed with an ability to make players play above their ability and most importantly improve each week and in each game.
I admit I wasn't sure Hoke was the right guy at first, but boy have I been proved wrong so far. I also know full well we will lose at one point but I'm excited to see how Hoke will use the adversity and how his coordinators will adapt as the game goes on. Things certainly look brighter in Ann Arbor